Horses and humans have worked together for centuries, transporting goods, fording rivers, and sharing the blame for the fall of Troy. Bond with the noblest of creatures with today's Groupon: for $17, you get a 45-minute horseback lesson and trail ride for one or two people at White Horse Equestrian in Streetsboro (a $35 value). Lessons are held by appointment only from 4 p.m. to dark on weekdays and 9 a.m. to dark on Saturdays.
The experienced trainers and their four-hoofed friends at White Horse Equestrian safely guide visitors on a picturesque voyage through scenic trail and countryside. Each trail ride kicks off with a 15-minute riding lesson, acquainting customers with riding techniques and their equine's favorite R & B slow jam. Once they've mastered the basics of beast-bound transportation, patrons sit back in the saddle for 25 to 30 minutes of riding and enjoy the 32 idyllic acres of rustic trail, perched atop a majestic steed. Because today's deal coincides with the Halloween season, White Horse's instructors will allow most costumes on the trail but may rule out certain get-ups that could threaten the rider's safety or remind horses of their mortal enemy—the French maid.
White Horse Equestrian
At White Horse Equestrian, riders earn their spurs during lessons, classes, and outings run by the ranch’s corral of coaches. Students learn horsemanship and riding techniques according to their existing skillset, whether acquiring advanced communication skills or fundamentals, such as where in the saddle to store a pony's sunglasses on cloudy days. Casual visitors can board rented steeds for trail rides, attend themed summer camps, or use the idyllic grounds to host a birthday party featuring games, crafts, and instructional trots.
624 Ravenna Rd.
Streetsboro, Ohio 44241